Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

More from Flume Gorge Hike

 Here and there were spots of fall color on our hike to and from the Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch State Park.  [If you missed the first post on this hike, use the link below this one to go back to older posts.]

Just a bit of color in the far mountains.

Here and there leaves have changed color.

Coming back from the Flume is a lovely wide trail.

Boulders strewn everywhere.

Dan's doing his part to keep this one from tipping over.

I saw an elephant in the woods, too.  See it?

The trail takes us across this covered walkway above the river.

The river looks delightfully cool below.

We ended up in the Visitors' Center.  This stage coach dominates the space.  Look there are seats on top like in the days of Dickens.

On the door is the painting of the Man in the Mountain, New Hampshire's symbol that is no more.

Time to head on to our next adventure? No off to lunch!

Postscript: In answer to John's question on last post about how the 93 year old woman found the Gorge, the description said she was fishing. 


Anvilcloud said...

Aren’t those erratics awesome. Consider the force that moved them.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've noticed a bit of autumn colour in the birch tree outside my back gate, but it's always a few weeks ahead of everything else. That's a lovely old coach though I don't think I'd fancy riding up top, especially on the bumpy roads of that era. I expect that 93-year-old women did it all the time!

Rose said...

That river looks lovely and inviting. That stagecoach is a beauty, too.

Buttercup said...

Love seeing New Hampshire in the autumn. Hope to spend a few days in Connecticut next week and fingers crossed for some foliage. Happy autumn!

Kay said...

My husband was stationed in New Hampshire when he was in the Air Force. He has told me how gorgeous the fall foliage is. You are so lucky to be there among all that beauty.

eileeninmd said...


What a great hike and park. The trail views are lovely. I like the covered bridge over the lake. I did not know you moved, you are living in a another beautiful state. Have a happy day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Enjoyed this second post about your Flume Gorge visit, Marcia. I agree that it would be nice to re-visit some time in the future when there is more water in the gorge, but for now we have other places to explore. Maybe we will meet up at one of them some day.